Dominican Volunteers USA

Goal of Program

Through intentional relationships, conversation, and action, Dominican Volunteers USA invites people of all ages to journey with us for 11 months as full-time volunteers. Committed to the liberation and equity of those most marginalized and guided by the Dominican Charism, DVUSA invests time and energy working toward systemic change through ministry, study, prayer, and community.

Type of Placement

Long-term: Healthcare, nursing, social work, education (all levels), child care, refugee/immigration services, Hispanic ministry, social service agencies, parish/youth/campus ministry, literacy education, elderly outreach, peace and justice advocacy, women and children programs, environmental services, farming, community organizing, homeless shelters.

Service Area

Throughout the United States, including: Manhattan, NY; Amityville, NY; Caldwell, NJ; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Redwood City, CA; Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; Racine, WI.

Service Length

August to July, one year renewable.

Program Size



ages 21 years and older, two years of college or work experience, with the ability to adapt to various kinds of work and living accommodations. Willingness to live in community with vowed religious.

Financial Arrangements

Room and board, $125 monthly stipend, public transportation pass in service city, $300 at the end of service commitment (for non-AmeriCorps), medical insurance, three retreats. Some are eligible for AmeriCorps Education Awards depending on the placement (when available).

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in intergenerational Dominican communities of women and/or men and other volunteers.


Orientation program in August, mid-year retreat in January or February, and closing weekend in July. Ongoing staff development at work-site.

Application Deadline

May 1st; will accept applications until all positions are filled.

Start Date


Stephanie Zavala Guzmán


533 Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60305



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Stephanie Zavala Guzmán
533 Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60305
Phone: 312 226-0919
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